PlayStation Plus Premium: 5 Retro Games You Need to Play

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A list of games found with your PlayStation Plus Premiums

When it comes to the new tiers of Playstation's Online tiers, PlayStation Plus Premium can be the hardest to justify paying for with its benefits being a lot less obvious than the Essential and Extra tiers.

There are still plenty of reasons to get the PlayStation Plus Premium tier, with game demos and, more importantly, a catalogue of classic games to play on your PS4/PS5 console.

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Below, we have listed five titles in this catalogue that you should play. We haven't included PS3 titles because they are streaming only making them a little less accessible for players but they are worth checking out.

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#5 - Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning is on PlayStation Plus Premium
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An underappreciated gem when it arrived, Kingdoms of Amular: Re-Reckoning brings the RPG from R.A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane back to life for the PS4, letting you uncover the secrets with Amalur while rescuing the world from a vicious war.

#4 - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Oddworld is a PS1 classic on the PlayStation Plus Premium Catalogue

A classic platformer from the PS1 era, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee has gained cult popularity as a series, partly down to its dark comedy, sometimes brutal difficulty and loveable protagonist of Abe.

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The series is famous for its variety of ways in which Abe can meet his end as he tries to save his friends and take out his enemies by mind controlling them.

#3 - Ape Escape

Ape Escape is a game found on PlayStation Plus Premium

Another classic from the days of the PS1, Ape Escape is a fan-favourite platform video game that tells the story of Specter who gains enhanced intelligence and controls an army of apes on a journey through time to alter history. You play as Spike, a character who tries to capture the apes.

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Played from a third-person perspective, Ape Escape is famously the first game to require the use of analogue sticks, a massive step in the evolution of video games and one for any gaming historian to play.

#2 - Tekken 2

Tekken 2 is found on PlayStation Plus Premium as one of the most popular fighting games ever.

Considered to be one of the greatest and most influential fighting games of all time, it's only fitting that PlayStation Plus Premium also included this piece of fighting game history.

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While it lacks a lot of the luxuries of modern fighting games, Tekken 2 is a perfect nostalgia trip for gamers who have a love of the genre or played it when they were younger.

#1 - Resident Evil & Resident Evil Director's Cut

Resident Evil is a part of PlayStation Plus Premium.

Finally, we have one of the most iconic PlayStation games of all time as the original Resident Evil and its remake are both available via the classic catalogue under your PlayStation Plus Premium subscription.

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The first Resident Evil is an all-time great for the survival horror genre, with its remake bringing the title to a whole new generation of players and consoles and being highly regarded amongst fans.

Regardless of the version, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by missing out on this classic title.